PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants Malaysians to encultrate sports as a healthy lifestyle instead of taking part in the activity only on the National Sports Day.
He said if participation in sports was only limited to the National Sports Day, it would not become the platform to curn out healthy and fit Malaysians.
“I want the National Sports Day to be defined as being active in sports every day. There is no necessity to indulge in sports formally. If the distance is not far, we can walk (to the destination). If we have to go up two or three floors, there is no need to use the lift, just climb the staircase.
“Eating habit must also be looked after, reject food that is rich in fat, do not choose delicious food only, but one that is tasty and healthy,” he said when launching the National Sports Day 2016 at Precinct 2, here today.
The second Saturday of October has been chosen as the National Sports Day. It is the initiative of the Youth and Sports Ministry with the objective of transforming Malaysia into a sporting nation. – BERNAMA